Some environmentalists would argue that there’s no such thing as sustainably grown palm oil, because of the crops links to deforestation and human rights abuses. Eco-Business spoke to Monique van Wijnbergen about how palm can be done right.
Many people think there is no such thing as sustainably grown palm oil, an ingredient found in half of all supermarket products.
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace has called eco-palm oil a “con”, and published a report last year that found that palm oil producers that grow certified sustainable palm have been responsible for deforestation, land burning, and human rights violations in Southeast Asia.
Tune in as we talk about:
- What sustainable palm oil looks like
- Palm oil’s bad reputation
- The price of sustainability
- The impact of Covid-19 on sustainable production
- The palm oil-free movement
- The future of palm oil